Virgin West Coast
#1
Virgin West Coast
Somehow I can't see Crosscountry spending money on their fleet of Voyagers...

www.metro.co.uk/2013/10/06/virgin-trains-to-spend-3-5m-removing-toilet-smell-from-train-corridors-4135746/
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#2
RE: Virgin
It'd be a massive improvement if they managed it, but Cross Country do need to follow suit..
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#3
RE: Virgin
(06 Oct 2013, 11:45 am)aureolin Wrote: It'd be a massive improvement if they managed it, but Cross Country do need to follow suit..

I cannot see Arriva doing it to be honest!

#4
RE: Virgin
(06 Oct 2013, 11:46 am)citaro5284 Wrote: I cannot see Arriva doing it to be honest!

I think they might have their hand forced if Mr McLoughlin is on the case.
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#5
RE: Virgin
(06 Oct 2013, 11:59 am)aureolin Wrote: I think they might have their hand forced if Mr McLoughlin is on the case.

Maybe, but can only see it if there is some money from somewhere. I have to be honest I do not travel on CrossCountry that regularly (normally its East Coast), but I have not noticed the smell.

#6
RE: Virgin
(06 Oct 2013, 12:20 pm)citaro5284 Wrote: Maybe, but can only see it if there is some money from somewhere. I have to be honest I do not travel on CrossCountry that regularly (normally its East Coast), but I have not noticed the smell.

Ah man, it is horrendous.
It hits me as soon as I get on and lingers on my clothes.

There have been times after getting off, that people thought the smell was me.

The only time I have been on a Virgin, was on a trip from Carlisle to Glasgow.
The smell was nowhere near as bad as Crosscountry - whether they were masking it better, not sure.
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#7
RE: Virgin
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27917711#TWEET1161389

Virgin WCML deal extended for another two years.
New routes from Euston to Shrewsbury and Blackpool to be evaluated.
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#8
RE: Virgin
http://www.holidaypirates.com/others/virgin-trains-birmingham-to-london-just-gbp-1-each-way-plus-50p-gbp-2-return-booking-fee?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cheap%20holiday&utm_campaign=hp.com

Not sure I could face a few hours on a CrossStinky or the hell that is New Street, just for a £1 ticket
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#9
RE: Virgin
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-30184994

Emergency sand used too late.
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#10
RE: Virgin
Stagecoach and Virgin have won the East Coast mainline rail franchise.

#11
RE: Virgin
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/01/...23760.html

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#12
RE: Virgin
I looked at RTT last night and noticed a lot of cancellations on the WCML because of signalling problems and the few trains that did went through were severely delayed(3 hours it would seem) yet metro passengers complain at minor 20 min delays...

See it could always be worse.

#13
RE: Virgin West Coast
http://busncoachfleetlists.comli.com/Vir...rains.html
Talked myself into this and spent 2 days compiling it from Flickr pictures so may not be 100% current or accurate so feel free to leave comments

#14
RE: Virgin West Coast
(27 Jun 2015, 11:26 pm)jamessolomon Wrote: http://busncoachfleetlists.comli.com/Vir...rains.html
Talked myself into this and spent 2 days compiling it from Flickr pictures so may not be 100% current or accurate so feel free to leave comments

Looks about right apart from 390155 (X-Men Days of Future Past) which doesn't carry the vinyls for X-men anymore. Great work, James!  Smile
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#15
Virgin West Coast
Talking about vinyls, 390155 ('Business is Great Britain' one) has gained a blue vinyl on one of the 1st class carriages.
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#16
RE: Virgin West Coast
(28 Jun 2015, 12:30 pm)northern156 Wrote: Talking about vinyls, 390155 ('Business is Great Britain' one) has gained a blue vinyl on one of the 1st class carriages.

390151 Tongue
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#17
RE: Virgin West Coast
I don't believe I've just made that mistake... was just after reading your post earlier mentioning 155!
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#18
RE: Virgin West Coast
Looks like Virgin Trains are giving the Pendolinos a lick of paint, one noticeable difference is the removal of the black & white stripes on the doors which has been replaced with dark grey.
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#19
RE: Virgin West Coast
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34474212

#20
RE: Virgin West Coast
390013 has been branded for Christmas.

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